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The Sanford School of Public Policy produces several podcasts. 

  • Ways & Means - documentaries about faculty research, hosted by journalist Emily Hanford.
  • Policy 360 - compelling conversations about the world's most pressing issues, hosted by Sanford's dean.
  • The Political Student - Duke students are political students. Let's hear their stories.

Explore sample episodes of all podcasts below.

Ways & Means

Ways & Means is a small radio show about surprising successes and spectacular failures in the art of creating successful neighborhoods, cities, states and countries. It's a show for people curious about the sprawling human laboratory we call democracy, who want to know how things really work, and why the most glamorous ideas about improving human society sometimes fail. The program is hosted by public radio veteran Emily Hanford, and is produced by a team with deep roots in the medium.



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Policy 360

Policy 360 features compelling conversations about the most important issues of the day. The series hosted by the dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy, Judith Kelley.



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The Political Student

Produced prior to the 2018 midterm elections by POLIS: Duke University's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service, students talk about their political roots, actions and aspirations.

Browse more episodes. | Subscribe | Listen to a previous POLIS-produced student podcast, Devil's Discourse, which captured tough, honest, and respectful conversations about potentially divisive issues.